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How to Get Wax Out of Table Linens

Candles are great decorative pieces to set a classic and romantic vibe to any dinner party. One thing you’ll have to deal with after is wax drips on your tablecloths. 

To keep your table linens pristine and long-lasting, it’s best to deal with candle wax stains immediately. In this blog, we’re going to give you a quick guide on how to remove wax from tablecloths easily to get a picture-perfect tablescape.

Preparing to Clean Candle Wax off Tablecloths

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No need to worry when you have candle wax drippings all over your tablecloths. There’s a quick and easy fix for that. Before we learn how to get wax out of tablecloths, prepare the needed materials.

To clean wax out of fabric, gather the necessary supplies: ice cubes, a plastic bag, a dull knife, paper towels, and an iron. Once you’ve completed your materials, assess your table linens for how large and severe the wax stains are.

Step-by-Step: How to Remove Wax from Tablecloths

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Step 1: Freeze Method

For any candle wax stain on fabric, the first step you’ll want to do is to freeze the wax. You can do this by placing some ice cubes in a plastic bag. Put this over the wax stain.

Alternatively, you can fold the tablecloth and put it in the refrigerator if it’s not too big. The cold temperature will help the wax harden for easier removal. If the wax is still wet, refrain from rubbing it to prevent spreading the stain. Allow it to harden.

Step 2: Scrape Gently

Once the wax stain hardens, use a butter knife or any dull knife to scrape off the wax. If these aren’t available, you can use a spatula or your fingers.

Glide the scraper gently, making sure not to use excessive force to avoid damage to your fabric.

Step 3: Heat and Absorb

Remove remaining wax stains by putting some paper towels on your tablecloths and ironing over them. The heat will help melt excess wax stains that the paper towels will absorb. Move the paper towels to blot out excess wax into its clean areas.

Alternatively, you can also use brown paper bags. Make sure not to iron tablecloths that are made out of vinyl or plastic or table linens that have plastic sequin decorations.

Step 4: Apply Alcohol and Launder

Check your tablecloths and linens for remaining stains. For stubborn wax residue, spray some alcohol and let it set.

Then put it in the laundry to clean off any residual wax stains. Wash according to the care instructions of your table linens. 

Preventing Candle Wax Stains

Learning how to get wax out of table linens is important to keep your linens looking fresh and ready to use for many different occasions. However, one of the best ways to make your tablecloths last long is to prevent candle wax stains in the first place.

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To save your party linens from wax stains, you can opt for dripless candles or use candle holders with a wide base. Alternatively, you could also use a charger plate or a base for your candle centerpiece. This way you can be sure that no candle wax drips on your precious table linens.

Easy Cleaning for Tablecloth Wax Stains

Cleaning off candle wax stains from table linens is a breezy process with this quick guide. Just remember the basics: harden the wax with ice cubes, scrape off the hardened wax, and iron out the remaining wax stains with table napkins.

Get clean and pristine tablecloths free from wax stains with this simple guide. Get clean linens, enjoy your party in stunning style, and create memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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